Finding calm in the chaos

What I hate about the SEND Minefield

Arriving into the SEND Minefield, without realising this was your destination, can be a shock to say the least. After almost 12 years of living in this Minefield, I’ve had many unexpected experiences – some of which have been fun and enjoyable (I know, who would have guessed the SEND...

Negative Stereotypes

Negative Stereotypes

I think it is something we have all experienced, isn’t it?  Negative stereotypes. The politically incorrect comments about certain nationalities, jokes about the mother-in-law, jokes about blondes, jokes about men – something we will all have certainly heard at some point.  In fact, if you grew up in the 70’s, it...

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How do you use an Obsession?

Like most parents who have a child with ASD, I had read all the books I could find and each of them said “use their obsession” but no one explained what this meant.  What did using an obsession mean?  As a tired mum, sleep deprived and miles away from family,...

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Baker Small (BS), what were you thinking?

For those who are out of the loop, let me share a story with you, sadly this is not a work of fiction. I went onto Twitter last night and saw this tweet from Baker Small being shared by parents along with some comments about it being so inappropriate. Being a Saturday...

Bullet Journal in the world of Special Needs

As you all know I am a huge fan of the Bullet Journal and I am an even bigger fan of my three fabulous children, each of whom has their own special needs (sometimes known as Special Educational Needs or SEND).  I am not however, a fan of the system...

Just Say Thank You

Just say “Thank You”

Why can we not just say thank you and move on?  This is something I have been thinking about for some time.  I like to give compliments but I am useless at receiving them. Why are compliments hard to accept? These are actual compliments I have given in the last few...